I have never been much of a bird watcher, but being retired, and living in the ‘wilderness’ has made me so much more aware of the animals and birds around me that I ever was living in the big city going to work every day.
There are so many interesting animals and birds out there, that I feel I have barely scratched the surface of being able to appreciate and identify the wide variety of species we have in AZ.
The sandhill cranes are among the more interesting migrating birds that call AZ their temporary home.
Then their are the snow geese that come for the summer – and I’m not talking about the east coasters that come in travel trailers and crowd Phoenix during Noreasters back home!
Northern shovelers with their platypus-type bills are among some of the interesting ducks we have.
Along with the pintail ducks that flock to our AZ lakes.
At Whitewater Draw in southern AZ, you might find yourself saying ‘who?’ to any number of bird species in this small, confined riparian area that serves as home to a snow bird of another feather.
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I always enjoy your photos and comments. The Sandhill cranes look so peaceful, unlike most of our world today. Thanks!
Thank you, Dave. It was our first time to Whitewater Draw..but a very worthwhile trip. It was cool watching the sandcranes coming in and leaving in hoards. The great horned owl was just a great bonus!
Too bad there is not audio I bet the racket was intense. Great owl pictures.
You would know! Thx for checking in ;)
Love the pics, hope your trip this time will be successful. Have fun.